Scott & Fyfe
At the foot of Nelson Street there is a factory which was erected by Messrs Scott & Fyfe about the same time as the spinning mill (~1864). The cloth woven was chiefly of jute, but at one time linen goods were also made. This factory has been extended many times and gave a considerable amount of work to the female inhabitants of the town.
The machinery consisted of 140 looms of various breadths, with complete equipment for winding, preparing, dressing, and cropping operations.
Today, the industrial textile industry has evolved to become a high technology global market place that covers all areas of commerce, leisure and lifestyle - textiles touch our personal and business lives at every point.
Scott & Fyfe's client list reads like a who's who of global manufacturing with names such as 3M, Boeing, BMW, Ford, Interfloor, NASA and Textron Automotive.
- History of Tayport, by Sir James Scott, Kt. (at the age of 87), printed in Cupar by J. & G. Innes Ltd., 1927.
|Visitor Comments: |
|Posted by C.Harley|
on September 6 2010 9:47 PM
|Susan Brand Harley Reid a weaver at Scott & Fyffe Tayport. 1884-1981 Tayport Scotland|